Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Apr 2006 23:26 UTC
FreeBSD "The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of the official Java Runtime Environment and Java Development Kit for FreeBSD. The Foundation negotiated a license with Sun Microsystems to distribute these FreeBSD binaries. The binaries are based on JDK 1.5 and work with the official FreeBSD 5.4 and FreeBSD 6.0 releases on the i386 platform."
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Question on Java in FreeBSD
by kozo on Thu 6th Apr 2006 02:58 UTC
kozo
Member since:
2006-02-02

Are there no available JRE or JDK for FreeBSD before this one?

- This is good news btw, coz we are considering transferring our servers from Linux to FreeBSD and our Java codes in it.

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TheMonoTone Member since:
2006-01-01

There was a binary version that ran on top of the linux compatibility layer, there was also a native version but it was a pain due to the necessary downloading of source and licensing agreements and some other annoyances like you still needed the linux compat version. All in all, this saves time on installing java on freebsd.

Edited 2006-04-06 03:05

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Carnevill Member since:
2006-01-18

Yeah there were ways of installing Java on FreeBSD, but do to licensing it was a PITA. This will make it a who hell of alot simpler and less buggy. For example Jdk1.5 before this, was buggy and barely ran.

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